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Izzie Does Some Damage Control

10/24/2006 2:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katherine Heigl: Click to watchThe on-set fight between Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey was nothing more than "a little burst of testosterone" -- at least according to Katherine Heigl.

Though some reports suggest the scuffle was set-off by Washington making hateful comments towards another cast mate, Heigl, who plays Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens, downplayed the altercation on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

"It was something silly and manly," says Heigel, who was not in the scene being filmed, "there was a little burst of testosterone in the room and then within five minute everything was totally fine. They were totally fine and joking with each other and laughing."

Heigl's full interview airs today.

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Mark    

Since when is calling someone out on their "personal" sexual preference manly?! Siily yes, manly absolutely NOT.

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Georgia Peach    

I'm sure the producers instructed the actors, staff and crew to be extremely "hush hush" when asked, or to most certainly play it down as much as possible. Maybe it was nothing, but the problem I have with believing that is based upon Mr. Knight's feeling pressured to "come out" to everyone that he is a gay man. The entire story, with all contents including the vulgar language used by Washington was about to be printed by a magazine (I think it was the National Enquirer).. Since Mr. Washington chose to use Knight's name when making that statement, the perverbial cat would have then been out of the bag. What a shame. I hate seeing that show tainted because of something like this.

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Did someone say...buttplugs?    

Do fags produce testosterone? I'm just wondering.

2885 days ago
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Freelols.com    

Hey what's that smell? Oh, it's a load of crap.

2885 days ago
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NursePollyPeptide    

damn, i cant believe what we do as a society for entertainment to really give a hoot as to stuff like this.

2885 days ago
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JM    

I simply love her ponytail!

2885 days ago
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stephen s    

Omigod- someone in Hollywood said something homophobic?! Big flippin' surprise... what's not clear is why Dempsey felt he had to defend this guy. It sounds like a little love triangle of jealousy!

Mark- it's an orientation, not a preference.
Georgia Peach- it's "proverbial" from proverb/story

2885 days ago
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ha!    

I think its cool to call some one a fag....... whats funny about that is usually the first one to say it usually has the most to hide.

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THE SOURCE    

I think if it was the gay man calling a racial slur about Isiah, Knight would have been asked to leave the show. It goes to show that hate against gays are even sweep under the red carpet in Hollywood.

When you use racial slurs in the work place that should be immediate grounds for dismisal.

END OF STORY!

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